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Drone helps broadband speeds to soar in Highland glen

Drone helps broadband speeds to soar in Highland glen

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 10:00 GMT

Engineers building a new full-fibre broadband network in challenging Highland terrain this week drafted in a DRONE to fly cable across a river. Openreach is working with the community of Glenmazeran on an ambitious project to bring more reliable, ultrafast broadband to residents. And a Scottish engineering first was needed to reach one remote property.

Historic milestone for Leicestershire broadband programme

Historic milestone for Leicestershire broadband programme

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2018 15:17 GMT

Leicestershire County Council’s broadband programme, Superfast Leicestershire has connected it’s 600th cabinet to fibre broadband, enabling more people across the county to access to the new high-speed technology

Nottingham becomes the first East Midlands city to benefit from world leading broadband boost

Nottingham becomes the first East Midlands city to benefit from world leading broadband boost

Press releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 15:27 GMT

County Council Leader welcomes Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ investment

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband launches new Borders campaign

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband launches new Borders campaign

Press releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 10:00 GMT

A new phase of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband ‘Up your Street’ campaign has kicked off in the Scottish Borders to encourage more residents to sign up to fibre broadband and enjoy its many benefits. Councillor Mark Rowley and senior pupils from Philiphaugh Community School in Selkirk helped the Digital Scotland team to launch the campaign this week.

Budding engineer Cameron proves a class act

Budding engineer Cameron proves a class act

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 10:00 GMT

Engineering-mad schoolboy Cameron Francis had his wish come true this week when he and his Glasgow classmates got an exclusive lesson in engineering. The nine-year-old from Glasgow wrote to Openreach asking if he could visit his local telephone exchange, signing off as Cameron Francis. Openreach teamed up with Digital Scotland to give Cameron and his classmates a day to remember.

Openreach drops price of full fibre broadband  infrastructure to new homes by 75 per cent

Openreach drops price of full fibre broadband infrastructure to new homes by 75 per cent

Press releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 12:38 BST

Tens of thousands more new-build homes could be in line for a broadband boost after Openreach moves to reduce the price it charges developers for its ‘Fibre-to-the-Premises’ (FTTP) technology for small-scale sites - those with less than 30 premises - by more than three quarters.

Openreach roadworks to get under way in Coatbridge

Openreach roadworks to get under way in Coatbridge

Press releases   •   Oct 22, 2018 11:00 BST

Contractors working on behalf of Openreach, Scotland’s digital network business, are due to start traffic-sensitive roadworks on the Shawhead to Carnbroe stretch of the A8 on Monday, 29 October 2018. The Shawhead Junction works will be carried out overnight to minimise disruption and are expected to last until Monday, 5 November, between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

David Mundell MP connects with high-speed fibre broadband

David Mundell MP connects with high-speed fibre broadband

Press releases   •   Oct 22, 2018 10:00 BST

Openreach has been demonstrating the next generation of broadband technology – future-proof, full-fibre services capable of carrying speeds up to 1Gbps* – to Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell. On a fact-finding field trip with engineers, the MP and Secretary of State for Scotland watched an installation of more reliable, ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP).

Faster Broadband Great for Homeowners Say Cumbrian Estate Agents

Faster Broadband Great for Homeowners Say Cumbrian Estate Agents

Press releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 11:16 BST

Connecting Cumbria Fibre Sign-ups top 50 per cent - news welcomed by Trudy Harrison MP

West Midlands boost as Coventry joins Birmingham with world-leading full-fibre broadband network

West Midlands boost as Coventry joins Birmingham with world-leading full-fibre broadband network

Press releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 10:45 BST

Coventry has been announced as the latest area to benefit from Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors.

Openreach welcomes 31,000 employees

Openreach welcomes 31,000 employees

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 08:44 BST

Openreach welcomes 31,000 employees

Openreach welcomes 31,000 employees

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 00:01 BST

Thousands of employees move from BT Group into Openreach Limited as the final major milestone in creating a more independent, legally separate business. More than 97 per cent of Scottish homes and businesses now have access to fibre broadband – with Fibre First programme under way in Edinburgh.

Coast Road broadband to go from slow lane to ultrafast

Coast Road broadband to go from slow lane to ultrafast

Press releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 13:00 BST

A group of properties along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast are to get some of the fastest internet connections in the UK.

The Wirral becomes one of UK’s first areas to benefit from world leading broadband boost

The Wirral becomes one of UK’s first areas to benefit from world leading broadband boost

Press releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 10:38 BST

The Wirral has today (Monday, 24 September) been announced as the latest area to benefit from Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors.

Explosive find as Lincolnshire Engineers Discover Unexploded Bomb

Explosive find as Lincolnshire Engineers Discover Unexploded Bomb

Press releases   •   Sep 17, 2018 10:45 BST

Openreach engineers contact bomb disposal after discovering World War II mortar near Spalding

Melton Mowbray youngsters get up to speed with superfast broadband

Melton Mowbray youngsters get up to speed with superfast broadband

Press releases   •   Sep 06, 2018 13:20 BST

Brownlow Primary School welcomes Superfast Leicestershire into class as interactive cube is launched

Tamworth sees near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to county roll-out

Tamworth sees near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to county roll-out

Press releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 09:41 BST

​Tamworth now has near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme that’s making faster download speeds available to most of Staffordshire.

Remote Highland communities set to rocket to ultrafast broadband speeds

Remote Highland communities set to rocket to ultrafast broadband speeds

Press releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 00:01 BST

Remote Highland communities scattered across 26 miles of rugged terrain are set to get the UK’s fastest*, more reliable broadband – thanks to an unique partnership. The first residents are now able to order services as the new network started to go live this week.

Minister celebrates in rural Perthshire as Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband reaches 900,000 premises

Minister celebrates in rural Perthshire as Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband reaches 900,000 premises

Press releases   •   Aug 14, 2018 11:00 BST

More than 900,000 premises across Scotland are now able to connect to fibre broadband thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out. The milestone was announced by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson in rural Perthshire today.

Fibre fun for Glenfarg thanks to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Fibre fun for Glenfarg thanks to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Press releases   •   Aug 09, 2018 12:00 BST

More than 520 homes and businesses in Glenfarg are able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. The Digital Scotland team celebrated fibre availability in the Perth and Kinross village this week as they visited a fibre street cabinet that serves part of the local area.